Compliance Consultant

Phoenix Group

Flexible working is a core part of our employee offering and it's advertised as standard on all our job adverts, including being open to part-time (e.g. 4 day week @ 80% salary)

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Dublin, Ireland ⚠️

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Location: Dublin/Hybrid

Flexible working: We will discuss what is important to you and balancing this with business requirements during the recruitment process.

We have an incredible opportunity to join us here at Phoenix Group as a Compliance Consultant to join our Compliance team.

Who are we?

We want to be the best place that any of our 7,400 colleagues have ever worked.

We’re the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. We offer a range of products across our market-leading brands, Standard Life, SunLife, Phoenix Life and ReAssure. Around 1 in 5 people in the UK has a pension with us. We’re a FTSE 100 business that is tackling key issues such as transitioning our portfolio to net zero by 2050, and we’re not done yet.

The role-

An opportunity has arisen for an individual to join our Compliance team as a Compliance Consultant (CF2). The successful candidate will support and work with the Chief Risk Officer, the Head of Compliance and the Compliance team to ensure Standard Life International dac (“the Company”) is operating in compliance with its regulatory and legal requirements and to evolve an appropriate 3 lines of defence model ensuring that accountability and responsibility for conduct risk are clearly identified. This role will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to lead key deliverables for the Compliance team and to support the business in all aspects of regulatory and conduct risk management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Business to promote a clear and consistent understanding of risk and controls across business divisions and promote discussion on related issues and possible solutions within specific business areas.
  • Advise and support individuals to ensure that they understand responsibilities and accountabilities under and that these have been appropriately considered and potential conflicts of interest identified and managed.
  • Support the Business on new Business initiatives/ projects and provide Line 2 opinions and challenge ensuring that the customer demands and needs are considered resulting in a positive customer outcome.
  • Provide Line 2 feedback on all customer marketing communications ensuring that the risks are clearly called out to the customer and that all key information is included.
  • Advice and guidance on Product Governance and Oversight (POG) framework including input on consumer protection and conduct considerations for new products initiatives.
  • Support the Compliance team to maintain the regulatory radar process conducting a second-level review/ four-eye check to ensure all relevant regulatory developments which have been identified in the period are completely and accurately assessed.
  • Support the Business to get a better understanding of the regulatory requirements applicability to the Company for specific regulatory developments.
  • Support the Compliance team to maintain and review the Compliance Policies and relevant underlying procedural documents.
  • Assess on a regular basis the key controls for the internal Policies allocated to you.
  • Carry out assurance reviews, agreeing management actions and documenting the results in assurance reports in line with the Compliance Assurance Plan approved by the Board.
  • Provide compliance consultancy to all areas of the Business, covering everyday queries, corporate projects and business initiatives.
  • Establishing and maintaining highly effective relationships with other Business stakeholders in the spirit of continuous improvement and to ensure effective information-sharing across the business.
  • This role has been identified as CF - 2 under the Central B ank of Ireland ’s Fitness & Probity regime. The successful candidate will be required to comply with the Central Bank of Ireland’s Fitness and Probity Standards on an ongoing basis. Further details are available on request from the HR Team or directly from the Central Bank of Ireland.

What We’re Looking For

  • At least 7 years experience operating in a Compliance/ Risk and regulatory environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the regulatory regimes and relevant legislation impacting life insurance companies’ products and services.
  • Understanding (and ideally direct experience) of Solvency II, Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD), Central Bank of Ireland Consumer Protection Code (CPC) and Minimum Competency Code (MCC).
  • Good relationship and stakeholder management experience.
  • Strong judgement, drive and influence.
  • Excellent planning, organisational skills, and ability to work autonomously.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong risk awareness.
  • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly.
  • Flexibility.
  • Continuous Improvement.

We want to hire the whole version of you.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels accepted and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If your experience looks different from what we’ve advertised and you believe that you can bring value to the role, we’d love to hear from you.

 If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, please let us know so we can help you to be at your best.

Find out more about #LifeAtPhoenix

Key Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking & Decision Making and attention to details.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Checking and Reporting.
  • Competent with the use of systems.
  • Building Relationships.
  • Customer at the Heart.

We value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.

  • #LI-SM2

The UK's largest long-term savings and retirement business.

Working Week

Flexible working is a core part of our employee offering and it's advertised as standard on all our job adverts, including being open to part-time (e.g. 4 day week @ 80% salary)

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 38 days annual leave including bank holidays, with the option to buy 5 additional days.

  • 38 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid Fridays
  • 90 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid work with options to work from various UK offices.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 8.2k across 19 departments:

  • business development
  • finance
  • consulting
  • operations
  • human resources
  • engineering
  • information technology
  • accounting
  • media and commmunication
  • data science
  • support
  • +8 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Analytical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Reporting
  • Relationship building
  • Customer focus
  • Risk management
  • Regulatory compliance

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